In a perfect world, the IEP will have properly identified and addressed your child’s needs and laid out a clear-cut plan as to how those needs will be serviced. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
If you-the child’s parent or legal guardian-are requesting specific services for your child’s education needs and the school district refuses to comply, you are entitled to file a due process complaint request, asking for a judge to decide whether or not your child is entitled to your requests under State and Federal laws. As experienced attorneys, Selogie & Brett will properly format your request and prepare your case to be heard before the court.
Prior to a case being sent to court and being heard before a judge, both parties may be sent to mediation. Most special education cases can be resolved through mediation with favorable results.
During mediation, a third-party mediator, assigned by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), will try to negotiate a settlement between you and the school district. It is best to have one of the qualified attorneys from Selogie & Brett represent you at this mediation to provide you with additional support and make sure all your needs are met throughout the mediation process.
The In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to low-income elderly, blind or disabled individuals, including children, so that they can remain safely in their own home. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
Some of the services that can be authorized through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
Selogie and Brett, LLP provides support in applying for eligibility for both IHSS and Medi-cal, qualification appeals, requests for increase of services and the entire IHSS process.
Our experienced attorneys are passionate about advocating for, representing and empowering special needs children and their families as they navigate through the public education system.
We stand behind our motto, “level the playing field” and truly believe that each and every special needs student should be provided with equal access to a quality public education. Whether you’re a rookie parent of a newly diagnosed special needs child or well-seasoned in the process, we’re here to be a member of your team and treat your child like an MVP.